Monday, May 31, 2010

Mosport counts down to the Vortex Brake Pads 200 Race Weekend (June 11-13)

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Castrol Touring Car Championship, F2000 Championship and Ontario Formula Ford Highlight Mosport's Vortex Brake Pads 200 WEEKEND

(BOWMANVILLE, ON – May 31, 2010)  In just under two-weeks, Mosport International Raceway continues its 50th anniversary celebration with the exciting Vortex Brake Pads 200 Weekend on June 11-13.  Stock cars, touring cars and open wheel series' take to the 4-km circuit for what promises to be a memorable weekend.

Headlining the three-day weekend is Canada's top stock car championship, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.  These machines will take to Mosport's road course for their second race of the season on Sunday June 13.  With defending Series champion Andrew Ranger spending most of his season stateside, the title picture is wide open.  Series veterans such as 2008 champion Scott Steckly, DJ Kennington, Don Thompson Jr., Ron Beauchamp and Kerry Micks will try to hold off the hard-charging rising stars like Jason Hathoway, Anthony Simone and Joey Hanssen.  NASCAR Canadian Tire Series kicks off their season on June 5 in Delaware.

The country's top sedan road-racing series, the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship, makes its second of three season stops at Mosport, boasting a 40-car field competing in Touring and Super Touring classes.
This is a doubleheader weekend for the Championship.  In their first races of the season, which were held as part of the Victoria Day SpeedFest, Quebec's Marc-Antoine Camirand and Thornhill's Anthony Rapone swept both races in the Super Touring and Touring Classes respectively and will be the favourites to repeat.

The F2000 Championship Series continues their season with rounds five and six.  Points leader Keith McRone looks to hold off Ardie Greenamyer and Mark Defer who currently sit within two points of the top spot after four races.  St. Anne des Lacs, Quebec resident Remy Audette currently sits in ninth place in the points standings despite missing two of the four races run this year.

Another open-wheel series will also hold a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader. The Ontario Formula Ford Championship for F1600 returns to Mosport for the second of five trips this season.  Winners of the first two races - rookie driver Spencer Pigot and veteran Dean Baker look to continue on their success at one of the most challenging road courses in the world.

Racing starts Friday (June 11) with a full-day of testing for all series' but the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.  Saturday (June 12) will have both practice and qualifying in the morning, followed by races for the Castrol Touring cars, F2000 Championship and OFFC-F1600. Sunday (June 13) morning opens with more qualifying and then races in F2000, NASCAR, Castrol Touring and OFFC-F1600 to close out the weekend.

The three-day weekend SuperTicket is just $50 until June 9 ($60 at the Gate). Single-day tickets are also available.  Each ticket includes parking, access to the race team paddock, Motorsport Expo and Marketplace and admission to Mosport Speedway's Saturday Night Stock Car racing at the half-mile paved oval located on the grounds.  As with all Mosport events, children 12 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by a paid adult admission.

Camping is a popular part of the Mosport experience, with advanced general camping passes just $35 for the weekend when purchased before June 9 (tents or pop-up trailers).  Advance RV passes are $55.

For those who would like to get closer to the action, the Grand Prix Club offers a VIP hospitality package which includes a fully catered BBQ lunch, beverages and bar service (beer and wine) on Race Day.  The GP Club Chalet tent is located trackside overlooking the start/finish straight and corner one.  Passes are just $100 and are also good for admission to the event on Friday and Saturday.

For more information and to purchase tickets call the Mosport Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm ET), visit online at, or email

From Ryan Chalmers, Mosport // // 800-866-1072 (office) // (519) 981-3394 (cell)

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